Editors Liked

  • The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is slim and compact, with a responsive optical touch pad, convenient external media keys, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2-megapixel camera
  • Improved, more responsive trackpad, Better feel all around, Upgradable to BlackBerry OS 6
  • Good battery life, excellent form factor, firstrate keyboard
  • WiFi added, Updated styling, Light form factor
  • Solidly built, attractive BlackBerry that's extremely affordable
  • Slim profile; responsive optical trackpad; external media keys; Wi-Fi; stereo Bluetooth; GPS; 3G; 2-megapixel camera
  • Good price on most carriers, Textured, solid design, Good physical keyboard, Aboveaverage call quality, Better than usual battery life
  • Synching the phone with multiple email addresses is a straightforward process, with multiple accounts supporting push email

Editors Didn't Like

  • The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is not too different from its predecessors, and remains a fairly basic smartphone
  • Display is lowres for a smartphone, Battery life could be better
  • Low resolution screen, poor web browser, mediocre camera, dated operating system, soso call quality
  • Sluggish at times, Substandard camera, Touted as a 3G device, but really doesn't take advantage of 3G network in any way
  • Low resolution display and camera
  • Almost identical to its predecessor save for a few changes; poor photo quality
  • Third-party app catalog still lags. Low-res camera
  • BlackBerry OS 5 is old; BlackBerry 6 may be too slow, App World still not as good as rival shops, Poor camera, Not necessarily a better value
  • Despite supporting HSDPA and Wi-Fi, the video streaming process was very stop startLook and Feel